The Oxford Literacy Web is an new literacy programme designed to guide schools through the primary years. Fitting the requirements of the National Literacy Strategy, National Curriculum in England and Wales, English Language 5-14 in Scotland, and Common Curriculum in Northern Ireland, the Oxford Literacy Web guides pupils through the core skills associated with learning to read and write with a diverse range of literary styles within the genres of fiction, non-fiction, rhymes, language, and poetry. The "Non-Fiction" strand is a series of colourful, lively information books. They can be used to teach valuable information retrieval and research skills, and they enable children to learn to read and write a range of different text types. The books can be used with children at different levels of reading ability, for shared reading with the teacher, guided reading, or independent reading. The First Non-Fiction books are designed to be used with children at Reception or Year 1. They present a range of text types on a variety of infant topics at a very low reading level (there is normally no more than one or two lines of text per page).
The books are available in both standard and "big book" format.